Robert Suarez

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Suarez has never pitched in the States, but he has already made a name for himself in professional baseball. He emerged as one of the top closers in Japan over the last two years. His 2021 season with the Hanshin Tigers was especially impressive, with Suarez posting a 1.16 ERA and 0.77 WHIP to go along with 42 saves. He barely averaged a strikeout per inning in five seasons in Japan, and that simple fact will lead many to doubt Suarez as he transitions to Major League Baseball. However, Suarez has big-league velocity, sitting in the high-90s and reaching triple digits, and he can pull the string on the changeup to get hitters out in front. It's a pitch arsenal that looks like it will play in the majors, and the Padres are betting on it, having signed Suarez to a one-year deal with a team option for 2023. Bullpen roles are up for grabs in San Diego under new manager Bob Melvin. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Padres in December of 2021. Contract includes $5 million player option ($1 million buyout) for 2023.
Picks up third hold Tuesday
PSan Diego Padres
May 11, 2022
Suarez earned a hold Tuesday against the Cubs, allowing one hit and striking out two in one scoreless inning.
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Suarez came on in the seventh inning with the Padres up by two runs. He gave up a two-out single but otherwise had no problem getting through the frame. The right-hander entered the season as the Padres' projected closer before the team traded for Taylor Rogers. Suarez had a rough first outing, giving up three earned runs without notching an out, but since then he has posted a 1.80 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 17:4 K:BB across 15 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
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Tagged with relief loss
PSan Diego Padres
April 8, 2022
Suarez (0-1) was tagged with the loss in relief Thursday against Arizona after allowing three runs on zero hits, two walks and a hit-by-pitch without recording an out.
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Likely favorite for closer role
PSan Diego Padres
April 3, 2022
Suarez appears to be the favorite to close games for the Padres this season, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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One of top closing candidates
PSan Diego Padres
March 30, 2022
Suarez and Emilio Pagan look like the readiest options at closer for the Padres, speculates Dennis Lin of The Athletic.
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Signs with Friars
PSan Diego Padres
December 1, 2021
Suarez agreed to one-year contract with the Padres on Wednesday that includes a player option for 2023.
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Remaining in Japan
PFree Agent
December 13, 2020
Suarez signed a one-year contract that includes a player option for a second season with the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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